First Lady of Georgia Hopes for Change in Russian Position towards Her Country (video)

Politics Materials 27 September 2008 18:28 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 August /corr. Trend J.Babayeva / The First Lady of Georgia Sandra Rulofs believes that the position of Russia with regards to Georgia will change. "Georgia wants to live peacefully with all neighboring countries," Rulofs briefed the media in Baku on 27 September.

She said that Mikhail Saakashvili was elected the President by the Georgian people. "These elections were recognized democratic in the entire world. We do not understand why Russia does not accept Saakashvili? He wants to create democracy in Georgia and to restore the territorial integrity of the country, but this is not in the interests of Russia," said Rulofs.

The First Lady of Georgia said that by the next Presidential elections in Georgia, Saakashvili will more for his people.

The relations between Russia and Georgia complicated after large-scale military actions commenced in unrecognized republic South Ossetia in early night of 8 August. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later Russian troops seized Tskhinvali and pushed the Georgian armed forces back to the territory of Georgia. On 25 August, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The First Lady of Georgia Sandra Rulofs is on two-day visit to Azerbaijan. During her visit, she held a meeting with the representatives of Global Co-operation Movement "Let us stop tuberculosis". Rulofs is the Ambassador of the Movement.
The first lady of Georgia also held a meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan and visited the Center of Tuberculosis.

In addition, Rulofs met with the First Lardy of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva.

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